Accelerometer Sensors

What is an Accelerometer Sensor?
An accelerometer is an integrated, built-in module or circuit that accurately detects and measures the acceleration and motion of the application it is attached too. The type of measurement they measure is the rate of velocity change in an object and commonly measure in G-forces (g) or in meters per second squared (m/s2).

How do Accelerometer Sensors work?
This particular type of sensor is used to measure static (gravity) or dynamic forces (vibration and motion) in acceleration. An accelerometer can measure acceleration on up to three axis units. These acceleration sensors usually contain internal capacitive plates, some are fixed whilst others are attached to very small springs. These internally move as acceleration forces are happening on the sensor. When these plates move, the capacitance changes between them and from these changes, the acceleration can be determined.

Another type of accelerometers, is a Piezoelectric Accelerometer. These sensors contain minuscule crystal structures that output electrical charge if they ever fall under a mechanical stress, in this instance the stress would be acceleration.

What are Accelerometer Sensors used for?
• Gaming systems
• Mobile devices
• Disk drive protection
• Image stabilisation
• Sports and health devices
• Industrial applications
• Commercial applications

Did you know?
Did you know that a single G-force on planet earth amounts to 9.8 m/s2. This figure can vary, depending on elevation and will be different on other planets because of the difference in gravitational pull.

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Description Price Number of Axis Sensor Type Technology Mounting Type Interface Type Maximum Frequency Response Minimum Frequency Response Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Package Type Sensitivity Pin Count Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature
RS Stock No. 905-4665
Mfr. Part No.2019
£6.10
Each
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3 Accelerometer Digital - I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 1.95 V Module 4096Counts/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 883-7948
Mfr. Part No.MPU-6050
BrandInvenSense
£6.38
Each
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6 Motion Sensor Module Digital Surface Mount I2C 30 (Z-Axis) kHz, 33 (Y-Axis) kHz, 36 (X-Axis) kHz 24 (Z-Axis) kHz, 27 (Y-Axis) kHz, 30 (X-Axis) kHz 3.46 V 2.375 V QFN 16.4°/s/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 793-1364
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
£1.064
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 103-2120
Mfr. Part No.LIS3DHTR
£0.577
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 1.71 V LGA 12mg/digit 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6552
Mfr. Part No.LSM6DS3TR
£2.33
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.7 V LGA 0.488mg/LSB 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 110-6555
Mfr. Part No.LSM9DS1TR
£4.92
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.9 V LGA 0.732mg/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 166-0908
Mfr. Part No.LSM9DS1TR
£2.695
Each (On a Reel of 4000)
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3 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C, Serial-SPI 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 1.9 V LGA 0.732mg/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-7505
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
£0.579
Each (On a Reel of 8000)
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3 Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 917-2725
Mfr. Part No.LIS3MDLTR
£0.594
Each (In a Pack of 10)
Units
3 Magnetometer Digital Surface Mount SPI - - 3.6 V 1.9 V VFLGA 1711LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 178-5352
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
£20.69
Each (In a Tray of 90)
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9 Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 871-1723
Mfr. Part No.MM7150-AB0
BrandMicrochip
£20.84
Each
Units
9 Motion Sensor Module - Surface Mount I2C 400kHz - 3.6 V 2.3 V Module - 16 +70 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 905-4586
Mfr. Part No.1247
£11.32
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3 Accelerometer, Magnetometer Analogue, Digital Surface Mount Serial-I2C 400kHz 0kHz 3.6 V 2.16 V LGA - 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 849-6184
Mfr. Part No.0273.141.169-1NV
£1.074
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 10MHz - 3.6 V 1.2 V LGA 256LSB/g 12 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-0148
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ
£4.58
Each
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3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 883-7945
Mfr. Part No.MPU-6000
BrandInvenSense
£9.16
Each
Units
6 Motion Sensor Module Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI 30 (Z-Axis) kHz, 33 (Y-Axis) kHz, 36 (X-Axis) kHz 24 (Z-Axis) kHz, 27 (Y-Axis) kHz, 30 (X-Axis) kHz 3.46 V 2.375 V QFN 16.4°/s/LSB 24 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-6502
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ
£3.244
Each (In a Tray of 490)
Units
3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount - - - 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0416
Mfr. Part No.ADXL335BCPZ-RL7
£2.883
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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3 Accelerometer Analogue Surface Mount - 1600Hz 0.5Hz 3.6 V 1.8 V LFCSP LQ 330mV/g 16 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 709-8439
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
£5.58
Each
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3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 912-9545
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ
£3.949
Each (In a Tray of 490)
Units
3 Accelerometer - Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282mV/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
RS Stock No. 914-0413
Mfr. Part No.ADXL345BCCZ-RL7
£3.499
Each (On a Reel of 1500)
Units
3 Accelerometer Digital Surface Mount I2C, SPI - - 3.6 V 2 V LGA 282LSB/g 14 +85 °C -40 °C
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